Top 10 Bands With the Best Lead Singer
The Contenders: Page 2
Dio was an American heavy metal band formed in 1982 and led by vocalist Ronnie James Dio, after he left Black Sabbath with intentions to form a new band with fellow former Black Sabbath member, drummer Vinny Appice.
22 Big Brother and the Holding Company
Big Brother and the Holding Company is an American rock band that formed in San Francisco in 1965 as part of the same psychedelic music scene that produced the Grateful Dead, Quicksilver Messenger Service, Blue Cheer, and Jefferson Airplane.
Janis Joplin. - MontyPython
Rush is a Canadian progressive rock band that was formed in 1968. Even though the only founding member still in the band is Alex Lifeson (Guitar), the band is most well-known for their current members Neil Peart (Drums) and Geddy Lee (Bass, Vocals). ...read more.
Rush is one of the best bands of all time and Geddy is a great musician in general, but his singing isn't good enough to be considered as one of the best, to be honest. He's an OK singer. - Metal_Treasure
Geddy Lee's vocals may annoy some (not me) but you have to admit it takes skill to sing that high. E.g. "Something for Nothing". - IronSabbathPriest
24 Nine Inch Nails
Nine Inch Nails is an American industrial rock/metal band and, founded in 1988 by Trent Reznor in Cleveland, Ohio.
Coldplay are a British rock band formed in 1996. The band consists of Chris Martin (lead vocalist and pianist), Jonny Buckland (lead guitarist), Guy Berryman (bassist) and Will Champion (drummer and backing vocalist). Manager Phil Harvey is often considered an unofficial fifth member. The band renamed ...read more.
One of the few bands today that sound the same in concert and in the studio
Slipknot is a Heavy Metal band formed in 1995 from Iowa. The band released their first album in 1999 and was well received by critics and fans. The group gained success after the release of their second studio album, "Iowa". ...read more.
29 The Byrds
The Byrds were an American rock band, formed in Los Angeles, California in 1964. The band underwent multiple line-up changes throughout its existence, with frontman Roger McGuinn remaining the sole consistent member, until the group disbanded in 1973. Although they only managed to attain the huge commercial ...read more.
The Byrds had four potential lead singers. Even though David Crosby defined how high harmony would be sung in pop/rock music, he could easily have also sung lead, and even bassist Chris Hillman was an excellent lead singer in his later groups like Desert Rose Band.
Gene Clark and Roger McGuinn shared lead vocal duties to create possibly the greatest harmonies ever heard in the pop/rock genre.
Skillet is an American Christian rock band formed in Memphis, Tennessee in 1996 and based in the United States.
31 Bon Jovi
Bon Jovi is a hard rock band formed in 1983, which had a streak of successful albums in the late 1980s. The band originally consisted of lead vocalist Jon Bon Jovi, guitarist Ritchie Sambora (left in 2013), bassist Alec John Such (left in 1994), keyboard David Bryan, and drummer Tico Torres. The band's ...read more.
32 Queen Extravaganza
He sounds and looks like Freddie Mercury.
YouTube this: Queen Extravaganza on American Idol - Somebody to Love (HD) - Metal_Treasure
33 Alice in Chains
Alice in Chains is an American rock band formed in Seattle, Washington, in 1987 by guitarist and songwriter Jerry Cantrell and original lead vocalist Layne Staley.
Layne Staley was one of the best grunge singers and Willem Duvall is pretty good too. - IronSabbathPriest
34 Iced Earth
Iced Earth is an American heavy metal band from Tampa, Florida. It was formed in 1985 under the name Purgatory by guitarist and main songwriter Jon Schaffer and original drummer Greg Seymour.
They had 4 singers but the classic Iced Earth is with Matt Barlow. He's got one of the most powerful / loud voices I've ever heard. He is amazing.
Try: Melancholy, Dracula, Dante's Inferno. - Metal_Treasure
35 The Jordanaires
They had a pretty good lead singer you might have heard of, his name was ELVIS PRESLEY.
Elvis is the only popular singer who could have stood onstage with Luciano Pavarotti.
Nobody else could hold a candle to him, not Freddy Mercury, not Robert Plant, nobody.
37 Avenged Sevenfold
Avenged Sevenfold is an American alternative metal/metalcore (early) band, that was formed 1999 in California. Their longest lineup of members was M. Shadows (Vocals), Synyster Gates (Lead Guitar), Zacky Vengeance (Rhythm Guitar), Johnny Christ (Bass Guitar), and The Rev (Drums). ...read more.
ABBA were a Swedish pop group formed in Stockholm in 1972 by members Agnetha Fältskog, Björn Ulvaeus, Benny Andersson, and Anni-Frid Lyngstad.
Mudvayne was an American heavy metal band from Peoria, Illinois formed in 1996. Originally from Bloomington, Illinois, they are known for their sonic experimentation, innovative album art, face and body paint, masks and uniforms.
40 Linkin Park
Linkin Park is an American rock band formed in Agoura Hills, California, in 1996. The members include Chester Bennington (vocals), Mike Shinoda (rapping vocals, pianist), Brad Delson (guitar), Dave "Phoenix" Farrell (bass), Joe Hahn (DJ) and Rob Bourdon (drums). Linkin Park are associated with a mixture ...read more.